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Sep 23, 2010 7:00pm PDT
to close their markets. >> susie: that's u.s. trade rep ron kirk. he joins us for an exclusive interview about our trade issues with china. you're watching "nightly business report" for thursday, september 23. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening and thanks for joining us. president obama today met with china's premier in new york city, and, susie the leaders of the world's two biggest economies pledged to work together on boosting the global recovery. >> susie: but tom, in their public remarks, the men didn't talk about china's undervalued currency. instead, that's said to have topped the agenda for their private meeting. the issue-- keeping china's currency artificially low puts american exports at a disadvantage overseas. >> tom: lawmakers in washington, meantime, are closer than ever to acting on threats to penalize china over its currency. earlier
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Sep 24, 2010 12:40pm PDT
, we're going to withstand, it's going to make us stronger, as if he operates in a parallel universe that bears no relation to reality. >> charlie: as you suggested to me earlier, you have never seen a head of state that you think is prepared to say more untruths? >> i have never in my life seen a head of state look an interviewer in the eye -- look the camera straightforward and lie about something he knows the international community has been filled about the stories -- the story of the stoning. he said, "no one has been accused -- condemned to stoning in iran." for three weeks, that was the top of the news inside and iran and outside iran. he looked into the camera and he said, "i am the head of state, i say no one was stoned, end of story." >> charlie, whenever i watch ahmadinejad doing interviews, i am reminded of a famous "seinfeld" episode where george costanza asked the secret of lying and george said to jerry "it's not a lie if you believe it" and sometimes i think ahmadinejad is delusional, he believes that iran is the freest country in the world, he believes it has an incr
PBS
Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm PDT
simple words mercedes benz lives by to this day. the best, or nothing. that is what drives us. >> additional funding provided by these funders. >> and by bloomberg. a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. ♪ >> from our studios in new york city, this is "charlie rose." ♪ >> charlie: sebastian pinera was elected president of chile in january with a mandate to create jobs and bolster the economy. he is chile's third richest citizen. 13 days before he took office, his country suffered one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history. he dubbed himself the reconstruction president and made earthquake recovery his top priority. he is here in new york for the united nations general assembly. i am very pleased to have him here at this table for the first time. first of all, welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> charlie: tell me about the earthquake and how you approached that. >> it was the fifth worst earthquake in the known history of mankind, and it s devastating. it was 10 days before we took office, and it really cost us first of all more tha
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Sep 24, 2010 2:00pm PDT
am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance, working to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: i am pleased to welcome hugh laurie to this program. he continues his role on one of tv's most popular and you need from us, "house." the show does kick of it seventh season this week. airs every monday at 8:00 on fox. here now, a scene from "house." >> i want to move on, and i cannot. all i can think about is you. i just need to know if you and i can work. >> you think i can fix myself? >> i don't know. >> i am the most screwed up person in the world. >> i know. i love you. i wish i didn't. but i cannot help it. tavis: here lari, good to have the on the program, sir. -- hugh laurie, a bit too heavy on the program. while the clip was playing, you have the
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT
people, the american people will want to work with us to come to grips with these challenges that face our country. >> reporter: back at the capitol, reaction from democrats was swift and critical. house majority leader steny hoyer. >> pledges are easy to make, but the american voter needs to look at performance. who left a $5.6 trillion surplus for the last administration that was then squandered by two wars, two tax cuts and a drug prescription bill which we like but all of which was unpaid for? all of which was unpaid for. so i say to my friends on the other side talk is cheap. >> reporter: hoyer's fellow marylander-- chris van hollen-- is in charge of the mid-term campaign for house democrats. he called the republican plan just "more of the same." >> what they've done is taken eight years of bush administration policies and recycled them and repackaged them and they're trying to sell it as something different when if you look very carefully at the key provisions, it's those failed policies all over again. >> reporter: republican leaders dismissed the democratic darts. they said the
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Sep 24, 2010 3:00pm PDT
david herszenhorn, who covers capitol hill for "the new york times." thanks for being back with us. so what's this delay all about? >> well, the senate clearly doesn't want to get embroiled in this issue before the election. it's just too unpredictable and the story line for democrats is clean, as things stand now. they're making the case that republicans would block tax relief for the middle class to hold out for tax break force the wealthy. republicans, of course shall want to extend those tax cuts for everyone. and so it's easier in the view of democrats to push this until a lame duck session. the political situation will obviously be less intense then. but as you said, the house speaker today left open the possibility of forcing a vote. and that could get really interesting next week. >> woodruff: now why the different calculus in the senate and in the house. >> the calculus probably isn't different. the conventional wisdom still is that in the end the house will decide to go home and campaign without taking this vote. but there's no reason for speaker pelosi to relent right no
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Sep 24, 2010 2:30pm PDT
him make that choice yet. so this is not a matter of us choosing not to impose punishment on the iranians. this is a matter of the iranian thernment's ultimately train the interest of the people. >> at 2130 gmt here on "bbc world news. there is full coverage of the story on our website. just go to bbc.com/mayors. high on president obama's agenda, in three months, southern sudan will enter into independence as a consequence of a peace deal that ended along north and south civil war. we have this from the capital. >> it was once africa's longest civil war. it killed almost 2 million over two decades. now, there is a referendum on possible concessions should it lose. with the referendum running behind schedule, the rebels know where they are pointing the finger of blame. >> no, it would complicate the situation, which is already complicated, in sudan. no one knows exactly what is going to happen. there are a lot of emotions. most of what we are fearing, that parties, when they go back to work, there are many signals coming from the international congress. >> he says the southerners
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